Ambassador teams mobilize for Sturgis Bike Rally

 In Advocacy, Survivors, Team Updates

It’s handy to live at the intersection of two major interstates.

That’s not always a good thing.

This year’s Sturgis Bike Rally is slated for August 3-10 and will flood western South Dakota with hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the western part of South Dakota.

Many will pass through Sioux Falls and other communities on their way across the state, which is why Call to Freedom is mobilizing volunteers to distribute informational posters at rest areas, truck stops, convenience stores, and hotels along I-29 and I-90. Specific communities outside Sioux Falls include Sioux City, Watertown, Worthington, Mitchell, and Chamberlain.

The posters have been ordered and the volunteers are coming forward.

“Next we need someone living in each of those communities to use their local connections to help a volunteer team identify the best places to display the posters and key business owners to approach,” says Ruth, CTF’s volunteer coordinator. Depending on the availability of volunteers, the person serving as the contact in a community outside of Sioux Falls may also be asked to put up the posters during the week of July 23.

This year’s Sturgis rally is a testing ground for future awareness campaigns.

“This is a streamlined effort. We’re already making plans to expand our reach for the hunting season opener,” says Ruth.

Trainings will be held for ambassadors in Sioux Falls on July 16th at noon or 5:30 pm at LifeScape, 2501 West 26th street, Therapy Conference Room A. Volunteers can choose which session to attend. Each will be no longer than 30 minutes and materials will be provided for distribution at the conclusion of each training.

Additional sessions will be available online. Please RSVP to [email protected] by July 15th if you would like to help out with this effort.

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